Hillsboro Municipal Pool

The Woodland Park pool, built in the mid-1950s, has started losing water in recent years. City officials agreed to spend up to $50,000 to repair the pool Monday.

Hillsboro city commissioners agreed Monday to wade a little deeper into the city’s aging swimming pool.

Pressed to find the source of perpetual leaks, city commissioners authorized spending up to $50,000 on repairs for the 65-year-old summer hotspot in Woodland Park. 

Commissioner Levi Reese made the case to keep the pool open this summer.

After camera-aided inspection of the pool’s piping, Reese learned there were no obvious leaks found that could explain an estimated loss of up to 9,000 gallons of water a day.  

The next target is the pool’s liner, he suggested. Reese pointed to contractor Jack Moore, who has done other repairs at the pool.

He said Moore proposes cutting out the liner at the seams, so it can be replaced and resealed. 

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